A passion for English

A passion for English

As part of their work on Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, pupils have been writing their own descriptions of imagined mean characters and the weather. To develop their descriptive writing, some second form pupils took a trip to the Woods to look more closely at the world...
A Race to Rescue in STEM Week

A Race to Rescue in STEM Week

STEM Week made its periodical return to the equation this month with a theme of ‘Race to Rescue’. There were many elements to the activities this year, which included: the Tutor Group Challenge, creating a balloon-powered racing car; the DT Challenge, asked pupils to...
Enlightenment Lecture Programme

Enlightenment Lecture Programme

Mr Elkin-Jones, coordinator of the Enlightenment Lectures, explores its raison d’être, and what the future holds for this intellectually invigorating programme. What is the series and how did it come about? The series has a long history, in many ways ingrained in and...
Senior School Prize Giving

Senior School Prize Giving

This year’s Senior School Prize Giving returned to its rightful place as the concluding act of the School year. It is in the act of awarding prizes that we join in celebration of the purposeful and fruitful endeavours of our pupils throughout the year, reminding us of...
Prep School Prize Giving

Prep School Prize Giving

It was wonderful to be able to come together again in the marquee for the Prep School Prize Giving. We were treated to two songs from the Prep School Choir, accompanied by Dr Winkley. For the traditional Scottish lullaby, Baloo Baleerie, they were also joined by Monty...
Approaches to Learning in a Digital Age

Approaches to Learning in a Digital Age

Mr Uglow, Director of Studies, discusses the symbiotic relationship between traditional approaches to teaching and the burgeoning opportunities for integration of technology into the modern classroom. There is, and I suspect there always has been, a tendency to seek a...